WA Labor’s candidate for Roe Brad Willis is campaigning on the party’s track record during the past three years in government, and Mark McGowan’s COVID-19 response.
Mr Willis said if elected, he would speak with the Premier directly about issues that concerned the region.
“Mark McGowan has kept WA safe and strong during COVID-19 and I’m proud to be a member of his team,” he said.
“If elected, I will be able to take the views and issues of the Esperance community directly to the Premier to get them heard and addressed.”
When asked about his main focus for Esperance, Mr Willis told the Kalgoorlie Miner the party had previously delivered projects to the town.
“Mark McGowan and WA Labor have delivered the new TAFE and the Esperance Indoor Stadium,” he said.
“The Wander Out Yonder campaign has been a resounding success, with many tourist communities and businesses struggling to keep up with demand.
“We’ll announce all of our election commitments in the coming weeks, but our focus will be on creating jobs and delivering quality services.”
The party’s Agricultural Region Plan was released yesterday and included a $5.8 million committent for new science, technology, engineering and mathematics classrooms at Northam, Esperance and Narrogin senior high schools, as well as upgrades to rooms in other areas.
On the subject of long-term water access for farms, Mr Willis said if elected he would work with the water minister to come up with a solution.
Mr Willis, pictured, said there had been lessons learned from the 2015 bushfires in Esperance.
“In response, the McGowan Government has increased the Emergency Services Levy and has enabled these funds to be used for fire mitigation,” he said.
“We have also increased the aerial fire-fighting capabilities, built new facilities, and are trialling improved trucks to allow better access earlier.”
Mr Willis also ran for office at the last State election.